It's the Party of the Year! The Fremont Street Experience Counts Down to 2008 at America's Party Live in Concert

The Doobie Brothers are 'Taking It To The Streets' of Downtown Las Vegas as

the Bangles turn New Year's Eve into 'Manic Monday'

Nov 09, 2007, 00:00 ET from Fremont Street Experience

    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas' famed Fremont Street
 Experience is ready for a smash New Year's Eve celebration with headliners
 the Doobie Brothers and the Bangles at America's Party Live in Concert.
 Tickets are on sale now for $60 per person and can be purchased by calling
 877-834-2748 or visiting
     Revelers are invited to celebrate the final hours of 2007 in true Las
 Vegas fashion at the city's one-stop entertainment venue. The night will be
 filled with music as a selection of live bands join the Doobie Brothers and
 the Bangles to rock the crowd. The street will be packed with action while
 the Riders of the Thunderdome thrill with their Globe of Death motorcycle
 show and the giant Viva Vision screen dazzles with a light and sound
 extravaganza 90 feet above the street. The five blocks of the fabulous
 Fremont Street Experience, home to 10 legendary casinos, will be
 transformed into the biggest private party in town.
     "Downtown's New Year's Eve celebration is the party of the year.
 Nothing can compare to standing beneath 12.5 million lights with the
 classic Las Vegas neon flashing, nonstop entertainment and everyone having
 the time of their lives," said Jeff Victor, president of the Fremont Street
 Experience. "I can't imagine a better way to ring in 2008 than on Fremont
 Street with the Doobie Brothers and the Bangles headlining America's Party
 Live in Concert."
     America's Party is the official moniker coined by the Las Vegas
 Convention and Visitors Authority and Las Vegas Events to signify the
 annual city-wide celebration on December 31. This year's festivities
 include a themed fireworks extravaganza firing from the rooftops of seven
 casinos along the Las Vegas Strip as well as the live concerts at the
 Fremont Street Experience.
     The Doobie Brothers are recognized as a pioneering musical ensemble
 that defined the sound of 1970s California by combining soulful vocals with
 elements of jazz, blues, folk, rock and gospel. The Grammy-winning band
 sold out concerts around the world and rose to music stardom with hits such
 as "Long Train Runnin'," "Listen to the Music," "China Grove," "Black
 Water," "Taking It To The Streets" and "What a Fool Believes." The Doobie
 Brothers' unstoppable career spans nearly four decades and has produced 15
 top-selling albums.
     The all-girl quartet of the Bangles burst onto the Los Angeles music
 scene in the 1980s with a retro, jangle pop appeal that quickly became a
 chart-topping phenomenon. Their blockbuster album, Different Light, brought
 a number of memorable hits including "If She Knew What She Wants," "Walking
 Down Your Street," "Manic Monday" and the number one single, "Walk Like an
 Egyptian." The Bangles went on to claim two more number one spots with
 their cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter" from the Less
 Than Zero soundtrack and their original ballad, "Eternal Flame."
     The Riders of the Thunderdome perform inside the Globe of Death, which
 is fashioned from four tons of steel. The motorcycle daredevil team
 features four riders who attain speeds in excess of 40 mph while racing
 inside the 14-foot, 3-inch globe simultaneously.
     America's Party Live in Concert at the Fremont Street Experience opens
 at 6:30 p.m. Guests can access the venue at any of the three gates located
 at Fremont and Casino Center, Fremont and 4th and Fremont and Main. All
 attendees must be 18 years of age. Parking is available at the Fremont
 Street Experience parking garage on the corner of 4th and Carson.
     The New Year's Eve celebration at the Fremont Street Experience brings
 crowds of partygoers to Downtown Las Vegas every year and has become a
 tradition for visitors and locals alike. America's Party Live in Concert
 starts on Monday, December 31.
     The Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex
 located in historical downtown Las Vegas. In 1995, Fremont Street was
 closed to vehicular traffic and a giant screen was suspended 90-feet over
 the street to display spectacular light and sound shows on its 1,500 foot
 surface. The 12.5 million lights of the Viva Vision screen dazzle 365
 nights a year and make the Fremont Street Experience a one-of-a-kind venue.
 With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants,
 specialty retail and free nightly entertainment, the Fremont Street
 Experience attracts millions of annual visitors. The Fremont Street
 Experience can be found online at

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